Constellation Fellows will serve as an instructional innovator for the College of Computing’s Constellations Center for Equity in Computing. As such, this individual will work on a team with other such innovators to develop online courses and teacher support resources. They will assist with creating an implementation plan to increase teacher efficacy in facilitating the online courses with effective computer science instructional and engagement methods. During the school year, the Constellations Fellow will teach computing classes and coach teachers to build their teaching capacity in the online courses being implemented. When they are not teaching in schools, they will be on the Georgia Tech campus to conduct other activities such as but not limited to continuing research, further develop curriculum, plan for professional development and collaborating with the Constellations team to further advance the Center’s mission to democratize computing.
The Fellows will provide professional development to Constellations’ growing community of computer science teachers, starting at the high school level. This may involve weekend workshops, fall, winter, spring break seminars, and summer institutes or camps. As a means of sharing their work with the CS education community, Fellows will be expected to attend and present their findings and methods at professional conferences as well as publish papers when applicable. This is a full-time 12 month faculty position and carries the expectation of a 40 hour work week minimum. We are currently planning to hire up to 3 Constellations Fellows.
This job requires an intermediate to advance understanding of computing principles and practical applications. It also requires the individual to possess intermediate to advance programming skills in multiple languages. In addition, the individual must be able to teach these computing principles and programming skills starting with high school students. The individual must also be able to manage a classroom of 20 to 30 students; work on a team with other such individuals; provide professional development for other teachers; develop curricula; and research the field of computer science education.
Any special skill set desired: Experience with teaching Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles or AP Computer Science A or a comparable course to either of these is a plus. Candidates should have a general understanding of major challenges in computing education. Candidates should be able to develop cutting edge online and unplugged CS curricula and be willing to work closely with high school teachers to build a computer science program. It is preferred that candidates possess strong coaching and mentoring skills that will be utilized in building teaching capacity with teachers who are novices to computing. They should also have a level of enthusiasm for teaching and working with students who are underrepresented in computing fields, namely female students and students of color.
Years of experience required: At least 3-4 years of teaching experience is preferred in a computer science math or science related field. Candidates do not need to currently be teaching computer science but should have been teaching within the last 3-5 years.
Degree required: Bachelor’s in Education; Master’s preferred but not required
Application Procedure: We invite applications from qualified individuals immediately. To ensure full consideration, all candidates are asked to apply via email by April 30, 2019. Interested applicants should send, an email to Michelle Meadors, HR Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Constellations Fellow Position” in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three recommendation letters (on company/institute letterhead with a signature). This search will begin right away and will continue until the position is filled.